Dear Data Subject,
We would like to inform you about how and for what purpose we, as Data Controller, process your personal data (sometimes referred to as "personally identifiable information" or "PII") and as well as about your rights under the relevant data protection legislation.
In case of any questions or when exercising your rights under relevant data protection legislation please contact directly our Data Protection Officer through the contacts listed below.
Our goal is to protect privacy, confidential information and personal data entrusted to us. We are committed to ensure appropriate security and use of personal data.
More details of conditions under which we process your personal data can be found in the following sections:
- 1. Executive search services
- 2. Direct marketing
- 3. Subject of the registry and accounting records
- 4. Third parties
- 5. Visitors
- 6. Legal representative – Proxy
- 7. External events participants and subjects of external KPMG communication
- 8. Applicant
- 9. Employee
- 10. Contractual partners (natural persons) and employees of the contractual partners
- 11. Clients of tax and advisory services
- 12. Clients of audit and advisory services
- 13. Clients of legal services
- 14. Web portal kpmg.sk
- 14.1. Consent with personal data processing
- 14.2. Collection and use of personal information
- 14.2.1. What information we collect
- 14.2.2. The legal grounds we have to use your personal information
- 14.2.3 Automatic collection of personal information
- 18.104.22.168 IP addresses
- 22.214.171.124 Cookies
- 126.96.36.199 Google Analytics
- 188.8.131.52 Web beacons
- 184.108.40.206 Location-based tools
- 14.2.4 Social media widgets and applications
- 14.2.5 Children
- 15. Sharing and transfer of PII
- 16. Choices
- 17. Your rights
- 18. Data security and integrity
- 19. Links to other sites
- 20. Changes to this statement
- 21. Policy questions and enforcement
- 22. Valuation Services
- 23. Users of KPMG Websites
14.1. Consent with personal data processing
The member firms KPMG Slovensko spol. s r.o., with its registered seat: Dvořákovo nábrežie 10, 811 02 Bratislava, Business Identification No.: 31 348 238, registered with the Commercial Register of District Court Bratislava I, Section: Sro, Insert No.: 4864/B, KPMG Slovensko Advisory, k.s., with its registered seat: Dvořákovo nábrežie 10, 811 02 Bratislava, Business Identification No.: 31 403 417, registered with the Commercial Register of District Court Bratislava I, Section: Sr, Insert No.: 272/B, KPMG Valuation s. r. o., with its registered seat: Dvořákovo nábrežie 10, 811 02 Bratislava, Business Identification No.: 44 744 820, registered with the Commercial Register of District Court Bratislava I, Section: Sro, Insert No.: 58279/B, and KPMG Legal s.r.o., with its registered seat: Dvořákovo nábrežie 10, 811 02 Bratislava, Business Identification No.: 47 238 623, registered with the Commercial Register of District Court Bratislava I, Section: Sro, Insert No.: 81210/B (hereinafter “the KPMG member firms”) are in certain cases obliged to obtain your consent for the processing of your personal data in line with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) and Act no. 18/2018 Coll. On Personal Data Protection and on change and amendments of certain acts (Data Protection Act) (both together as “Data Protection Legislation”),
In case where your consent is required by Data Protection Legislation, the consent and detailed purpose for which and how your personal data will be processed is included in the relevant form. By endorsing (sending) such form our web site you are giving your express consent for the processing of your personal data to the person administrating and processing your personal data, i.e., the above mentioned KPMG member firms. Simultaneously, you are also giving your express consent for the processing and passing over of your personal data within member firms of the KPMG network and also to Mailigen LTD, Baznicas street 31-15, Riga, Latvia REG number 40103708475, VAT number: LV40103708475, being the mailing tool provider. By endorsing (sending) such form you are confirming that you have been informed and are aware of your rights under Chapter III of General Data Protection Regulation and under Chapter II of Data Protection Act, concerning personal data processing, namely the right of data subjects to access and check their personal data, the voluntary nature of the provision of personal data and the possibility to request deletion of personal data. More detailed information on your rights relating to your PII are given below. You are also confirming that the information provided by you is true and accurate.
The consent is provided for a period that is necessary to achieve purpose of such processing. Your personal data will be processed exclusively within the above-mentioned extent as provided by you, or in the extent specified in this Privacy Statement or required to achieve the purpose of such processing.
14.2. Collection and use of personal information
14.2.1 What information we collect
We obtain personal information about you if you choose to provide it — for example, to contact mailboxes or to register for certain services. In some cases, you may have previously provided your PII to KPMG (if, for example, you are a former employee). If you choose to register or login to a KPMG web site using a third party single sign-in service that authenticates your identity and connects your social media login information (e.g., LinkedIn, Google, or Twitter) with KPMG, we will collect any information or content needed for the registration or log-in that you have permitted the social media provider to share with us, such as your name and email address. Other information we collect may depend on the privacy settings you have set with your social media provider, so please review the privacy statement or policy of the applicable service. By registering and/or submitting personal information to KPMG, you are also acknowledging that KPMG may agreeing to the use of this information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Your personal information is not used for other purposes, unless we obtain your permission, or unless otherwise required or permitted by law or professional standards. For example, if you register to a KPMG web site and provide information about your preferences we will use this information to personalize your user experience. Where you register or login using a third party single user sign-in we may also recognize you as the same user across any different devices you use and personalize your user experience across other KPMG sites you visit. send us an email message requesting information about KPMG, we will use your email address and other information you supply to respond to your request. If you send us a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) to apply online for a position with KPMG, we will use the information that you provide to match you with available KPMG job opportunities.
In some cases where you have registered for certain services we may store your email address temporarily until we receive confirmation of the information you provided via an email (i.e. where we send an email to the email address provided as part of your registration to confirm a subscription request).
14.2.2 The legal grounds we have to use your personal information
KPMG generally collects only the personal information necessary to fulfill your request. Where additional, optional information is sought, you will be notified of this at the point of collection.
The law in Slovakia allows us to process personal information, so long as we have a ground under the law to do so. It also requires us to tell you what those grounds are. As a result. when we process your personal information, we will rely on one of the following processing conditions:
- Performance of a contract: this is when the processing of your personal information is necessary in order to perform our obligations under a contract;
- Legal obligation: this is when we are required to process your personal information in order to comply with a legal obligation, such as keeping records for tax purposes or providing information to a public body or law enforcement agency;
- Legitimate interests: we may process information about you where it is in our legitimate interest in running a lawful business to do so in order to further that business, so long as it doesn’t outweigh your interests; or
- Your consent: we may occasionally ask you for specific permission to process some of your personal information, and we will only process your personal information in this way if you agree to us doing so. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting KPMG at email@example.com.
KPMG only collects "sensitive" personal information when the relevant individuals voluntarily provide us with this information or where such information is required or permitted to be collected by law or professional standards. Sensitive information includes personal information regarding a person's race, ethnicity, political beliefs, trade union membership, religious or similar beliefs, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal record. Please use your discretion when providing sensitive information to KPMG, and under any circumstances, do not provide sensitive information to KPMG, unless you thereby consent to KPMG's use of that information for its legitimate business purposes and consent to the transfer and storage of such information to and in KPMG databases. If you have any questions about whether the provision of sensitive information to KPMG is, or may be, necessary or appropriate for particular purposes, please contact KPMG at firstname.lastname@example.org.
14.2.3 Automatic collection of personal information
220.127.116.11 IP addresses
An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet. It allows computers and servers to recognize and communicate with one another. IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate may be recorded for IT security and system diagnostic purposes. This information may also be used in aggregate form to conduct web site trend and performance analysis.
Cookies may be placed on your computer or internet-enabled device whenever you visit us online. This allows the site to remember your computer or device and serves a number of purposes.
On some of our web sites, a notification banner will appear requiring your consent to collect cookies. If you do not provide consent, your computer or internet-enabled device will not be tracked for marketing-related activities. A secondary type of cookie referred to as "user-input" cookies may still be required for necessary functionality. Such cookies will not be blocked through the use of this notification banner. Your selection will be saved in a cookie and is valid for a period of 90 days. If you wish to revoke your selection, you may do so by clearing your browser's cookies.
Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can choose whether or not to accept cookies via your browser's settings (often found in your browser's Tools or Preferences menu). You may also delete cookies from your device at any time. However, please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of our web sites' features.
Further information about managing cookies can be found in your browser's help file or through sites such as www.allaboutcookies.org.
Below is a list of the types of cookies used on our web sites:
|Purpose||Description||Type & Expiry|
(i.e., User's Browser)
|Our web sites are built using common internet platforms. These have
built-in cookies which help compatibility issues (e.g., to identify your
browser type) and improve performance (e.g., quicker loading of content).
Deleted upon closing the
(e.g. Asp .NET) Cookies
|If you register for access to a restricted area, our cookies ensure that
your device is logged for the duration of your visit. You will need your
username and password to access the restricted areas.
Deleted upon closing the
|Our cookies may also remember your site preferences (e.g., language) or
seek to enhance your experience (e.g., by personalizing a greeting or content).
This will apply to areas where you have registered specifically for access or
create an account.
Deleted upon closing the
|Analytical||We use several third party analytics tools to help us understand how
site visitors use our web site. This allows us to improve the quality and
content on kpmg.com for our visitors. The aggregated statistical data cover
items such as total visits or page views, and referrers to our web sites. For
further details on our use of Google Analytics, see below.
|Persistent, but will delete automatically after two years if you no
longer visit kpmg.com
We use a third party survey tool to invite a percentage of visitors to
The first cookie (1) is set if the visitor is not invited to participate in
The second cookie (2) is set
|We use third party social media widgets or buttons to provide you with
additional functionality to share content from our web pages to social media
websites and email. Use of these widgets or buttons may place a cookie on your
device to make their service easier to use, ensure your interaction is
displayed on webpages (e.g. the social share count cache is updated) and log
information about your activities across the Internet and on our web sites. We
encourage you to review each provider's privacy information before using any
such service. For further details on our use of social media widgets and
applications, see below.
Persistent, but will be deleted automatically after two years if you no
Other third party tools and widgets may be used on our individual web pages to provide additional functionality. Use of these tools or widgets may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use, and ensure your interaction is displayed on our webpages properly.
Cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. In our analytical reports, we may obtain other identifiers including IP addresses, but this is for the purpose of identifying the number of unique visitors to our web sites and geographic origin of visitor trends, and not to identify individual visitors.
BY NAVIGATING ON OUR WEB SITES OR ENTERING YOUR LOGIN DETAILS TO ACCESS AREAS RESERVED FOR REGISTERED USERS, YOU AGREE THAT WE CAN PLACE THESE COOKIES ON YOUR COMPUTER OR INTERNET ENABLED DEVICE.
18.104.22.168 Google Analytics
KPMG uses Google Analytics. More information about how Google Analytics is used by KPMG can be found here: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
22.214.171.124 Web beacons
A web beacon is a small image file on a web page that can be used to collect certain information from your computer, such as an IP address, the time the content was viewed, a browser type, and the existence of cookies previously set by the same server. KPMG only uses web beacons in accordance with applicable laws.
KPMG or its service providers may use web beacons to track the effectiveness of third party web sites that provide us with recruiting or marketing services or to gather aggregate visitor statistics and manage cookies.
You have the option to render some web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies. The web beacon may still record an anonymous visit from your IP address but cookie information will not be recorded.
In some of our newsletters and other communications, we may monitor recipient actions such as email open rates through embedded links within the messages. We collect this information to gauge user interest and to enhance future user experiences.
126.96.36.199 Location-based tools
KPMG may collect and use the geographical location of your computer or mobile device. This location data is collected for the purpose of providing you with information regarding services which we believe may be of interest to you based on your geographic location, and to improve our location-based products and services.
14.2.4 Social media widgets and applications
KPMG web sites may include functionality to enable sharing via third party social media applications, such as the Facebook Like button and Twitter widget. These social media applications may collect and use information regarding your use of KPMG web sites (see details on 'Social Sharing' cookies above). Any personal information that you provide via such social media applications may be collected and used by other members of that social media application and such interactions are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide the application. We do not have control over, or responsibility for, those companies or their use of your information.
In addition, KPMG web sites may host blogs, forums, crowd-sourcing and other applications or services (collectively "social media features"). The purpose of social media features is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and content. Any personal information that you provide on any KPMG social media feature may be shared with other users of that social media feature (unless otherwise stated at the point of collection), over whom we may have limited or no control.
KPMG understands the importance of protecting children's privacy, especially in an online environment. In particular, our sites are not intentionally designed for or directed at children under the age of 13. It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13, except as part of an engagement to provide professional services.
15. Sharing and transfer of PII
15.1. Transfers to third parties
We do not share personal information with unaffiliated third parties, except as necessary for our legitimate professional and business needs, to carry out your requests, and/or as required or permitted by law or professional standards. This would include:
- Our service providers: KPMG work with reputable partners, service providers or agencies so they can process your personal information on our behalf. KPMG will only transfer personal information to them when they meet our strict standards on the processing of data and security. We only share personal information that allows them to provide their services.
In some instances, KPMG may share PII about you, as permitted by law, with various outside companies or service providers or vendors working on our behalf to help fulfill your requests. In addition, KPMG may transfer certain PII across geographical borders to other KPMG member firms or outside companies working with us or on our behalf. KPMG may also store PII in a jurisdiction other than where you are based. By providing PII online, visitors are consenting to this transfer and/or storage of their PII across borders,
- If we are reorganized or sold to another organization: KPMG may also disclose personal information KPMG may also disclose PII in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business of the site to which the data relates.
- Courts, tribunals, law enforcement or regulatory bodies: KPMG may disclose personal information in order to respond to requests of courts, tribunals, government or law enforcement agencies or where it this is necessary or prudent to comply with required by applicable laws, court or tribunal orders or rules, or government regulations.
- Audits: These disclosures of personal information may also be needed for data privacy or security audits and/or to investigate or respond to a complaint or security threat.
In addition, KPMG may transfer certain personal information outside of the EEA to outside companies working with us or on our behalf for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement. KPMG may also store personal information outside of the EEA. If we do this your personal information will continue to be protected by means of contracts we have in place with those organizations outside the EEA, which are in a form approved by the European Commission. By providing personal information on online, visitors are consenting to this transfer and/or storage of their personal information across borders.
KPMG does not sell PII to any third parties. Also, KPMG will not transfer the PII you provide to any third parties for their own direct marketing use.
In general, you are not required to submit any PII to KPMG online, but we may require you to provide certain PII in order for you to receive additional information about our services and events. KPMG may also ask for your permission for certain uses of your PII, and you can agree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular services or communications, such as an e-newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions included in each communication. If you decide to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we will try to remove your information promptly, although we may require additional information before we can process your request.
If you have submitted personal information to KPMG, you have the following rights:
- under most circumstances Access and correction: you have the right to reasonable access to that data. This is sometimes called a ‘Subject Access Request’. If we agree that we are obliged to provide personal information to you, we will provide it to you free of charge. Before providing personal information to you, we may ask for proof of identity and sufficient information about your interactions with us that we can locate your personal information. If the information we hold about you is incorrect, you may ask us to correct any inaccuracies in the personal information.
- Object to processing: you have the right to object to us processing your personal information if we are not entitled to use it any more, to have your information deleted if we are keeping it too long or have its processing restricted in certain circumstances.
You can also make a request or exercise these rights to update or remove information about you by contacting KPMG at email@example.com and we will make all reasonable and practical efforts to comply with your request, so long as it is consistent with applicable law and professional standards.
18. Data security and integrity
KPMG has reasonable security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Despite KPMG's best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats. To the best of our ability, access to your personal information is limited to those who have a need to know. Those individuals who have access to the data are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information. We also make reasonable efforts to retain personal information only for so long as the information is necessary to comply with an individual's request or until that person asks that the information be deleted. For more detailed information on retention policies on specific personal data provided please refer to the specific privacy notes listed below.
By registering on any KPMG web site and then navigating to another KPMG web site while still logged in, you agree to the use of your personal information in accordance with the privacy statement of the KPMG web site you are visiting.
20. Changes to this statement
KPMG may modify this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect our current privacy practices. When we make changes to this statement, we will revise the "updated" date at the top of this page. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to be informed about how KPMG is protecting your information.
21. Policy questions and enforcement
KPMG is committed to protecting the online privacy of your personal information. If you have questions or comments about our administration of your personal personally identifiable information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also use this address to communicate any concerns you may have regarding compliance with our Privacy Statement.
If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you may escalate your concern to the Global Privacy Officer by sending an email to email@example.com. We will acknowledge your email within  days and seek to resolve your concern within  months or receipt. We may accept your concern (and in that case implement one of the measures set out in the ‘Your Rights’ section above), or we may reject your concern on legitimate grounds.
In any event, you always have the right to lodge a complaint with the Slovak regulator in charge of protecting personal information, [Úrad na ochranu osobných údajov SR].
1 "KPMG," "we," "our," and "us" refers to KPMG International Limited ("KPMG International"), a private English company limited by guarantee, and/or to any one or more of the member firms of the KPMG global organization of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International. KPMG International provides no client services.